Hansfordiaceae Crous, Fungal Systematics and Evolution 3: 84 (2019)

Index Fungorum number:IF 829455; MycoBank number: MB 829455; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06206; 13 species.

Saprobic on leaf and stem tissues bearing ascomata. Sexual morph: Undetermined. Asexual morph: Mycelium superficial to immersed on stems or twigs. Conidiophores superficial or setiform, solitary, erect, multi-septate with lateral branches, surface smooth, straight to flexuous, light brown. Conidiogenous cells hyaline, cylindrical or clavate, with subdenticulate apical loci. Conidia solitary, dry, aseptate, hyaline to pale brown, globose, ellipsoid to fusoid, smooth-walled or finely roughened (adapted from Crous et al. 2019b).

Type genusHansfordia S. Hughes.

Notes – Hansfordiaceae was introduced by Crous et al. (2019b) and belongs in Xylariales. The family comprises a single genus, Hansfordia. Hansfordiaceae is closely related to the families Sporocadaceae, Phlogicylindriaceae and Beltraniaceae.